Forum Post: It's about "how long" the game lasts
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 9, 2011, 7:17 p.m. EST by NoMatter
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The anti-class-warfare group is missing the big picture. We all want to win. We all like to see others win. That is, along as the game can be played again.
As in Monopoly, what happens when one player gets all the land? The game ends.
How do the players start a new game? The winner puts all the real estate up for grabs again and all the money back into the bank.
It's that easy to understand.
This doesn't mean we have to go so far as to go to strict equality. But if we want the game to last a little longer, the guys in the lead have to forfeit some of their winnings - not because they should be punished, but because it makes the game last longer for the other players.
It's not about punishment. It's about survival of a nation with a fair modicum of opportunity.
Here's a famous quote from a political philosopher of the "Let them Eat Cake" era:
"Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic."
Alexis de Tocqueville
I am sure you just made Tocqueville roll over in his grave... poor guy. You need to read his whole book, "Democracy in America"
I did. Maybe you misunderstood him. What do you think he meant?